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Ay Ay Picante

4569 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-4214
+1 773-427-4239
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“beef heart” (5 reviews)
“tamales” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American
$$ - $$$
4569 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-4214
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Generous plates of straight flavor bombs. The ceviche mixto treated fresh and tangy. The skirt steak was tender. The lamb was melt in your mouth tender. The rice that came with the chicken was addicting. Even the plain rice was just straight up tasty.

Thank paul_p051
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We started with the Papa Rellena, which was good (big enough to share between two people). I didn't see the point of the onion and lettuce that was served with it, but it was tasty. I had the Filete de Pescado Sudado, which was a...More

Thank Karen Z
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This BYOB (an added bonus) Peruvian restaurant is simply delicious! We have been frequenting Ay, Ay Picante for many years and have never had a bad experience. The Lomo Saltado (beef with french fries- I know, it sounds strange) in a special sauce served with...More

Thank Nelly D
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

My mother Judith Leon Velarde Ruiz Huidobro enjoy food here. She is original from Arequipa,Peru South America

Thank Carlos V
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Very good food. Green sauce is excellent, the Peruvian "ketchup" that works well on a lot of dishes besides the bread. Price is the only real complaint.

Thank Glenn G
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The food and ambience is great. Reservations are preferred but not necessary. It is a bit expensive, but the food is great.

Thank Nely E
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We wanted to go to this restaurant for Peruvian food, we order the mix ceviche, it was good not sure about the orange sauce on top, a bit too spice for my taste, for our entrée we order the churrasco , was very good, the...More

Thank carmen95
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our waiter told us everything served here is different/better in Peru, since the meats are natural. The ceviche mixto was ample and delicious; the arroz con mariscos was very tasty and lots of seafood was mixed in. The churrasco parrilla was pretty rare, and too...More

Thank smdds
Reviewed 24 February 2017

It's BYOB along with great food, service and prices. Mon-Wed are the best times to go. The empanadas and Papa Rellena are delicious!!!!

Thank whitedove777
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The staff is very professional, friendly and helpful in advising the diners which is the best dish of food one should choose by describing in detail the ingredients and how to prepare them and if possible what is their origin

Thank jmvlv111
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4569 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-4214
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-427-4239
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